Fredericton and Saint John housing price increases led the Atlantic region at the end of 2016, according to a new report from Royal LePage.
Released on Thursday, the company survey says the median price in the provincial capital rose to $257,092 in the final quarter, or a year-over-year increase of 10.4 per cent.
Saint John saw an even greater increase, with the median price rising to $230,405, or 13.4 per cent.
To the east, Moncton housing price increases were almost constant in the last quarter. The city posted an aggregate home price of $191,678, inching less than half a percentage point higher from the same period in 2015.
Halifax ranks third
Following behind Saint John and Fredericton was Halifax, which saw the third-highest increase in housing prices of the six Atlantic Canadian cities included in the survey. In Halifax, ,the report says, the aggregate house price climbed to $310,656, representing a 4.3 per cent increase year over year.
The Royal LePage House Price Survey and Market Survey Forecast said it arrived at the aggregate prices using median prices of homes falling within different property types.
Across the Northumberland Strait, the aggregate price in Charlottetown reached $228,706, as that city posted a 3.2 per cent increase in housing prices.
The report describes these as "healthy" increases.
The capital of Newfoundland and Labrador stood out in the Atlantic part of the survey after the aggregate price declined -1.5 per cent, to $334,782.